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Van stolen from local charity

January 14, 2011 @ 16:05 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General, In the news

My dad volunteers with a charity called STRIDE. They clean and repair used medical equipment such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, walkers and hospital beds, and make them available to individuals and institutions at a reasonable rate. Their van, which included a special wheelchair lift, was stolen recently. Its loss is causing them a lot of problems because many of the things they refurbish are bulky meaning that they often don’t fit in an average car, so they are having problems delivering them to the people who need them.

The vehicle is a white 2007 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo Van with licence plate number 722 5YT. The organization is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of their van to contact Ottawa police. The van has been recovered so if you see it driving around, you don’t need to call the police. 🙂

A tip o’ the hat to the Ottawa Citizen for reporting on it earlier today.

One Response to “Van stolen from local charity”


  1. Barry says:

    Thanks Gord. Every bit helps. What makes it particularly annoying is that I doubt it was stolen for the intrinsic value of the van, but more likely someone had a load of something they needed to transport – cigarettes, drugs??


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